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Update: Zoom Security & User Experience Changes - Tues., 1/25

January 25, 2022

Starting Monday, January 24, 2022, several new default settings will be available in your Zoom at UMass Amherst account. We are making these changes to protect and enhance your Zoom experience. 

Spring 2022 – What's New from IT?

January 24, 2022

UMass Amherst Information Technology (IT) welcomes you to the Spring 2022 semester!
Here are a few changes and updates to know about.

Zoom Security and User Experience Updates

This spring, several new default settings are applied in your UMass Amherst Zoom account. These changes protect your Zoom meetings and enhance your Zoom experience.

Update - Emergency Maintenance Complete: SPIRE Availability Restored Mon., 1/24

January 24, 2022

Update Mon., 1/24 1:50 p.m.

As of 1:50 p.m., emergency maintenance has been completed, and SPIRE availability should be restored for most members of the campus community. We are continuing to monitor. 

Thank you for your patience. If you are experiencing issues with SPIRE, please contact IT User Services at 413-545-TECH (8324) or



Mon., 1/24 12:30 p.m.

Security Updates to Be Available for Microsoft 365 Email & Gmail - Weds., 1/12

January 12, 2022

Originally posted December 8, 2021

On Wednesday, January 12, 2022, starting at 5 p.m., UMass Amherst Information Technology (IT) will introduce new security updates for accessing university email services (Microsoft 365 and Gmail) and decommission legacy authentication methods (how users log in). It may take up to 24 hours for changes to take effect. 

UPDATE: SPIRE Issues Reported - Mon., 1/10

January 10, 2022

Update Monday, 1/10 1:00 p.m.

We have taken steps to resolve the SPIRE issues reported earlier today. Service may be restored for some members of the campus community, and we are continuing to monitor. Thank you for your patience. 

If you are experiencing problems accessing SPIRE or other IT services, please contact IT User Services at 413-545-TECH (8324) or



Update Monday, 1/10 9:30 a.m.